Book Condition: Fine+ in Fine+ dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Publisher: New York: Targ Editions, 1980.
An attractive first edition/first printing, limited to 350 copies. Decorative boards with gilt-stamped olive cloth. In unread Very Fine condition in alike publisher's plain paper dust-jacket. SIGNED by author John Updike directly on the limitation page.
Updike's review of Walt Whitman, often called the greatest American poet for his Leaves of Grass (1855.) Originally given as a talk at the Morgan Library in New York City on October 4, 1977. Eventually reprinted as Whitman's Egotheism; 8vo; 28 pages; Signed by Author.